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Old 06-25-2009, 07:51 AM
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Hey Mike,
She looks good!
I got me a set of valve covers off Ebay with the Thunderbird logo on them. I'm going to get them chromed.
Chrome, that should be a song! Oh, wait a minute it is!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:27 AM
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yes ditzler enamel used to be the STUFF before base coat clear coat became the rage

actually i believe ditzler was the name for some of duponts paint
WRONG! Ditzler is the name of PPG's paint division. DuPont is another company.

As for the valve covers, the only gold valve covers for 1960 were for the 352 HiPo (360 hp) - Goldenrod Yellow was for the 352-300 hp engine used in the 'Bird. How you inferred Gold in the OFS is beyond me, but please give the place where you found the listing so I can review and/or edit a correction.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:46 AM
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My old '60 had beat up blue valve covers on it when i got it. I powdercoated them yellow from Eastwood.
I personally really like the yellow valve colors.
I like the contrast and makes the engine unique.

EVERYBODY has chrome valve covers but not many have yellow.

just my .02 - it's all i have left after paying for the bailouts
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:31 AM
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I am relieved to hear Ditzler is not a color...
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i stand corrected pardon the mistake
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Hi Alan! I got the "Gold" out of this.. Because it said "Gold", but the Part # listed is a C3AZ-A,B-Gold; part. Is that for a '63? When I saw "Gold" I assumed that was a short abbreviation for "Goldenrod Yellow". That color name is NOT found in 7.3.3.2 in the 1960 listing towards the bottom of that page. That color is not even mentioned on that page. That page does not state that the official valve color is Goldenrod Yellow for the 352 engine. Only in the pictures below it does it say that all valve covers for the 1959 are blue and all valve covers for the 1960 is Goldenrod Yellow. Sorry I can't get this lined up as it is in the CD, but here is where I got "Gold" from...

1959--
1960
Svc.
Repl.

Part #-RH
B9AE 6582-D, r/b
B9AE 6582-H, r/b
C0AE 6582-A, r/b
C1SE 6582-B, r/b
C3AZ 6582-A, r/b
C3AZ 6582-D, r/b
C3AZ 6582-L

Part #-LH
B9AE 6582-C, r/b
B9AE 6601-B, r/b
C0AE 6601-A, r/b
C1SZ 6582-A, r/b
C3AZ 6582-B, r/b
C3AZ 6582-E, r/b
C3AZ 6582-J

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Service Repl.-
C1SZ-A,C1SE-B-
Chrome;
C3AZ-A,B-Gold;
C3AZ-D,E-Blue;
C3AZ-L,J-Primer

Reference
FD 7425, Jul 59, p. 83;
FD 7752-61, p. 131;
FD 7632, Jun 61, p. 81;
FD 7752-63, p. 117;
FD 9462, 1964, p. 135;
AF 7632-3, Jul 67, p. 75;
AF 7681, 1969, p. 237
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Ok... so yellow is correct, but so is blue and prime? I plan on keeping mine original yellow, but found it odd that other presumably original '60 birds had blue.
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You might try taking into consideration when, in the 1960 scheme of things, your car/motor was made. It might be that there was an interval when another color (blue) was used for awhile.

What is your VIN or manufacturer scheduled date of production?

If a given car had blue valve covers and was very early production (summer 1959) perhaps they were using up leftover 1959 valve covers. If I were a Ford manager and they were available, I would say "why not? A valve cover is a valve cover."

As Casey said "my .02 worth". I like yellow too. Glad to know it is Goldenrod.

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Yeah, COLOR was a big deal, remember the crazy green shag carpeting....

Coral has bits of yellow on her covers, a blue air cleaner (which might be wrong for her...but can't find the post on the talk about it... halp! and she is a '60 with a 352... I otta have a link somewheres for her photo op, lol....

http://picasaweb.google.com/astikenn...eat=directlink

will update shortly....

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My '60 is a relatively early '60 with a serial of 102168. I also have the screwed on quarter panel hash marks.
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